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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is playing an influential role in the professional development of grain growers and advisers by fostering closer connections with the research community... The aim of the program is to assist grain growers and advisers to gain new knowledge, develop new skills, build relationships and acquire new information to assist grain-producing businesses to be productive, profitable and sustainable... GRDC Regional Grower Services Executive Manager, Stuart Kearns, says the GAD program is specifically aimed at enhancing growers' knowledge of relevant research activities and how these GRDC-funded projects are addressing the issues and constraints faced by growers within their farming systems...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is playing an influential role in the professional development of grain growers and advisers by fostering closer connections with the research community... The aim of the program is to assist grain growers and advisers to gain new knowledge, develop new skills, build relationships and acquire new information to assist grain-producing businesses to be productive, profitable and sustainable... GRDC Regional Grower Services Executive Manager, Stuart Kearns, says the GAD program is specifically aimed at enhancing growers' knowledge of relevant research activities and how these GRDC-funded projects are addressing the issues and constraints faced by growers within their farming systems...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is playing an influential role in the professional development of grain growers and advisers by fostering closer connections with the research community... The aim of the program is to assist grain growers and advisers to gain new knowledge, develop new skills, build relationships and acquire new information to assist grain-producing businesses to be productive, profitable and sustainable... GRDC Regional Grower Services Executive Manager, Stuart Kearns, says the GAD program is specifically aimed at enhancing growers' knowledge of relevant research activities and how these GRDC-funded projects are addressing the issues and constraints faced by growers within their farming systems...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
GRDC progresses industry research expansion plan.. A strategic plan focussed on ramping up the research and development capacity of the northern Australian grains industry will take centre stage today when members of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) northern panel meet with leading researchers in Toowoomba... "With the northern grains region stretching from Dubbo in Central NSW to the top of Queensland, including some of the most diverse cropping environments in Australia, regular interaction with leading researchers is vital to ensuring that GRDC-funded research is regionally focussed and delivers local solutions to northern growers," Mr Clark said...
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Each year the GRDC invests millions of dollars in research, development, skills and capacity building projects, and a new overview of these investments summarises projects active in 2013/2014... The summaries outlining projects designed to help drive the production capacity and profitability of Australian growers can be found at www.grdc.com.au/ProjectSummaries ... "Contained within six volumes and comprising a total of more than 700 pages, the summaries have been written by research partners and cover six key themes - meeting market requirements, improving crop yield, protecting your crop, advancing profitable farming systems, improving your farm resource base and building skills and capacity."..
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The Grains Research and Development Corporation's (GRDC) Northern Panel is driven by the aim of delivering dollars to growers' pockets and a key part of this strategy is growing the leadership skills set of the grain industry... The GRDC takes a multi-pronged approach to capacity building through programs that target growers, advisers and researchers.. The GRDC currently funds and will continue to fund a number of well targeted capacity building activities such as sponsorship for conferences and similar activities, GRDC Advisor and Grower Updates - which are being held in Coonabarabran and Warren this week, Goondiwindi on March 3-4 and Talwood on March 5, the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation Program, Nuffield Australian Farming Scholarships and the National Youth Science Forum...
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GRDC committed to building capacity among growers.. The Grains Research and Development Corporation's (GRDC) Northern Panel is driven by the aim of delivering dollars to growers' pockets and a key part of this strategy is growing the leadership skills set of the grain industry... The GRDC currently funds and will continue to fund a number of well targeted capacity building activities such as sponsorship for conferences and similar activities, GRDC Advisor and Grower Updates - which are being held in Coonabarabran and Warren this week, Goondiwindi on March 3-4 and Talwood on March 5, the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation Program, Nuffield Australian Farming Scholarships and the National Youth Science Forum...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Following this trend and current R&D activities worldwide, it is envisaged that this technology will also soon have a significant impact in agricultural practices... Robots can be used for tasks related to field and crop management enabling new management practices and data collection leading to further advances in PA. Like internet and mobile phone technologies a decade ago it is hard to envisage the full potential of having this technology deployed can bring... In order to this, there is a need to develop a framework for assessment of autonomy, regulations and procedures for certification...
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Farming systems groups across the southern cropping region are laying the foundations for a suite of local development and extension projects under the Grains Research and Development Corporation's major new initiative to address challenges associated with stubble retention... The Maintaining Profitable Farming Systems with Retained Stubble initiative involves farming systems groups in Victoria, South Australia and southern and central New South Wales collaborating with research organisations and agribusiness over the next five years... Sharon Watt, Porter Novelli 0409 675100 Caption: Attending a stubble initiative workshop in Adelaide are CSIRO scientist Clive Kirkby (left), Canberra (ACT); GRDC Southern Regional Grower Services Manager Andrew Rice, Parkes (NSW); SA Research and Development Institute entomologist Michael Nash, Adelaide (SA); and Southern Farming Systems agronomist Ed Hilsdon, Inverleigh (Victoria)...
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The Resilient Grain Leaders program has been established by the GRDC to help ensure that the Australian grains industry attracts and retains the right people with the skills and capabilities to contribute to the long term sustainability of the industry... During the course, for which places are limited, participants will develop an understanding of what contributes to an effective team; recognise the value in understanding personality types and team role preferences and how to effectively work with diversity to maximise team performance; and understand the purpose of effectively matching leadership style to individuals and situations in developing a supportive team environment... Participants will also develop time management and delegation skills to effectively work within and lead a team; develop and apply skills to effectively give and receive feedback, implement performance management processes and manage conflict; and formulate an action plan for implementation which considers key learnings and how they will be applied by participants in their workplace...
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